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One That Got Away? Jaffray Signs With Flames

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Jason Jaffray

#29 / Right Wing / Vancouver Canucks

6-1

195

Jun 30, 1981



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Jason Jaffray 14 2 2 4 -2 14 0 0 2 0 11 18.2


Somehow you just knew this sort of thing was coming: Jason Jaffray, not satisfied waiting for Vigneault and team to call upon him, has signed a deal with the Flames.

The 28 year old Jaffray was never drafted and didn't sign his first NHL contract until two years ago. At the time, Jaffray recorded an AHL career-high 81 points in 77 games, leading the Manitoba Moose in scoring and tied a franchise record for most goals in one game with four against the Chicago Wolves. He only appeared in 33 games with Vancouver, registering four goals and six assists over the span of two seasons. Most recently, he was back on the Moose helping them in their run towards the Calder Cup, notching a hat trick in game two of the Finals.

Facing the prospect of losing Hodgson, Schneider and Grabner to Vancouver, and already having lost Krog who left for Atlanta earlier in the week, the Moose are going to look pretty different next fall. As for Jaffray, I always thought he deserved more of a shot but thems the breaks. I wish him the best of luck (meaning I'd like him to leave Calgary immediately because if he establishes himself as permanent fixture at the NHL level with them I'll be kitten-punting furious).